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Hot Hits

Jake Shimabukuro

Strathmore
Thu. Feb 13
Hawaii-born Shimabukuro melds elements of pop and jazz into his passionate performances, emoting pure joy with virtuosic flair.

The National Ballet of Canada: The Sleeping Beauty

The Kennedy Center
Jan. 30 – Feb. 2
A colorful pageant danced to Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous music.

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Folger Theatre
Thru Mar. 1
Shakespeare’s delightful comedy on love, money, deception, and the power of women. Directed by Aaron Posner.

Gun & Powder

Signature Theatre
Jan. 28 – Feb. 23
Two light-skinned African-American women who passed themselves as White to become notorious outlaws in the Wild West.

Shanghai Chinese Orchestra (part of Lunar New Year Celebration)

The Kennedy Center
Wed. Jan 22
Grammy Award®–winning artist Tang Muhai returns to the Kennedy Center to conduct the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra.

National Archives Sleepover

National Archives
Sat. Feb 1
A night of adventure awaits at the National Archives!

Washington Performing Arts: Budapest Festival Orchestra

Strathmore
Fri. Feb 21
Under the baton of former NSO principal conductor Iván Fischer.

My Fair Lady

The Kennedy Center
Thru Jan. 19
From Lincoln Center Theater comes “a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time” (Entertainment Weekly)

Manual Cinema: No Blue Memories, The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks

Strathmore
Fri. Jan 24
Manual Cinema tells her story through shadow puppetry, silhouetted actors, and live music.

Washington Performing Arts: Kian Soltani

The Kennedy Center
Wed. Jan 22
He joins acclaimed pianist Julio Elizalde for a program that ranges from Beethoven’s spirited fifth cello sonata to Arvo Pärt’s mesmerizing Fratres.

Matthew Bourne's New Adventures: Swan Lake

The Kennedy Center
Jan. 21 – 26
Matthew Bourne brings his breakout international hit to the Kennedy Center for the first time.

Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars

Strathmore
Fri. Jan 31
Devoted to promoting the complete story of Cuban music.

Spotlights

Washington Performing Arts: MLK Tribute Concert

The Kennedy Center
Sun. Jan 26

Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's Tale

Folger Theatre
Mon. Jan 27

Judy Chicago—The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinction

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Jan. 20

NSO Pops: Megan Hilty and Cheyenne Jackson

The Kennedy Center
Feb. 13 – 15

Not Just Another Day Off

Folger Theatre
Mon. Jan 20

Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote

National Archives
Thru Jan. 3, 2021

American Ballet Theatre: Giselle

The Kennedy Center
Feb. 11 – 16

Motherhood Redux: Camille Dungy, Tina Chang, and Beth Ann Fennelly

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Mar 11
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